Tuesday, 26 March 2013
finally a white cloth for the What If class over at Jude's ; it's not easy photographing white, it looks grey and blue and beige, but I promise you this is white cotton, white (blanc) embroidery thread and white gauze, within which the flower does have streaks of a very pale brown, mostly white though.
the process: I tore strips of white cotton, two different types of loosely woven cotton (maybe part linen, I'm not sure) and wove the strips to form an oblong; I then sewed the strips together with a running stitch, starting on the outer edges, all the way round and then continued up&down along the strips until I was satisfied it would hold together. I had a paper circle (the bottom of my favourite robin tea mug used as the trace-element) placed this on the woven base, on top of which came the gauze, which I proceeded to sew on with a back stitch, full circle; I could now cut away the fabric on the 'back' the paper protecting the gauze, remove the paper and voilá, a see-through view, I continued sewing the irregularly shaped gauze onto the weave with a running stitch, following the circle. Done so far.